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    Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    Hey folks,

    After much consideration (and much more drooling over photos and reviews over here), I've decided to shoot for a moon watch. Expecting to get it soon off Amazon, got a great deal for 307 GBP.

    Unfortunately, because I'm not always a patient dude when it comes to watches (that's yielded various results so far, though mostly positive), I got the velcro + "carbon" straps version, despite wanting the metal bracelet one.

    My question (primarily for those of you hailing from Europe) is: where can I get the metal bracelet separately?

    So far, I've only found it on AllAmericanWatches.com, but since they seem reluctant to ship internationally + my own reluctance of paying more than half a watch for shipping & customs.
    Is there a better, more Europe-friendly option? Or perhaps another American one that some of you have dealt with without paying an arm and a leg?


    Product details (as found on AllAmerican): 96B258 Bulova 8875 Apollo 15 Special Edition SS Bulova Replacement Watch Band



    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    The metal bracelet will not fit on the strap version as the lug holes are different. Crazy that they did that.
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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mpkaier View Post
    The metal bracelet will not fit on the strap version as the lug holes are different. Crazy that they did that.
    Yes, the spacing of the lugs and pins is different, so if you don't get the bracelet version, you won't be able to fit one later.
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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    Ouch! Well, the more you know. Black leather it shall be, then. It would've never crossed my mind to check the lug holes of two identical watches, wonder why on earth they thought that would be a good idea.

    Thanks for the info guys, much obliged!
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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    I also have the strap version. Great timepiece! I keep a Hadley-Roma black Kevlar strap on mine (off white stitching). Love it.

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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    I got the strap version as well, and being aware that the Bulova bracelet wouldn't fit - I ordered a cheap ass noname bracelet off of eBay. It came as no big surprise when it didn't fit. The lug holes really are deep in/close to the case. Why are the lugs so big?

    Anyway, is there really no bracelet at all that will fit this model (nicely/without leaving too much of a gap)?

    I usually go for a black textile strap that I find feels nicer than the Bulova leather one, but I prefer bracelets in general.

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    You could use a NATO.....

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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    Or leather....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Remofflan View Post
    I got the strap version as well, and being aware that the Bulova bracelet wouldn't fit - I ordered a cheap ass noname bracelet off of eBay. It came as no big surprise when it didn't fit. The lug holes really are deep in/close to the case. Why are the lugs so big?

    Anyway, is there really no bracelet at all that will fit this model (nicely/without leaving too much of a gap)?

    I usually go for a black textile strap that I find feels nicer than the Bulova leather one, but I prefer bracelets in general.
    In what way did the bracelet not fit? Was it too close to the case, or too far away leaving a large gap?

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    Re: Replacement/spare bracelet for Bulova Moon Watch

    The bracelet will fit the lug gap and curve, but the holes are in a different place, so the spring bars will not locate.

    I'd love to know why the was done, its dumbass.

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